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Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I could do but what do you have in mind?

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I used this screen as the HDMI/USB on the side meant they could tuck through the existing cable management behind that signature NZXT bar. There's normally an SSD mounted there so there's holes for SATA/power cables to go normally.

From there I've just left a screw on the side panel loose for now and routed the cables out of the back corner

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I only have a 3750MHz all core OC on the 1600 at 1.2V and I haven't OC'd the 1080, just undervolted it. Just mild tweaks, wanted it to run as low power as possible for silent operation, games run the CPU and GPU at around 55-60 degrees after a long gaming session with the loop in equilibrium

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, sorry I haven't logged in here for a while. I'll be transplanting this into a Sharkoon QB One over the next couple of weeks which will be a nice challenge

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it was just an automotive paint aerosol I had lying around from an old project, nothing fancy. You can get similar from any car parts place usually, mine was from Halfords in the UK

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks very much, fingers were bloody sore after tightening up all the compression fittings with very little access!

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

It's just some generic headphone stand from Amazon, mounted to the case using 3M adhesive pads

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

The rad fits yes. Depending on the overall dimensions of the radiator, some might need you to mount the fan in a pull configuration. But from what I could tell most 120mm radiators should fit

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, the screen is a 5" LCD panel that's marketed as a Raspberry Pi screen but the important part is HDMI input and USB power. For USB power I have a micro USB to USB2.0 header on my motherboard and for video I've a HDMI cable looped out of the case and into the GPU, it's set up just as you normally would for a dual monitor setup.

The software used is CAM because I like the GUI but you can use whatever works best for you

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't easy to be honest. You can remove the panel if you're prepared to drill the rivets but I ended up just masking absolutely everything off and spraying with it attached

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

It's articifial. I got it from Amazon, searched for the term artificial succulents. I wanted a terrarium but it was getting to over £60 for all the parts so I'll do it one day but for now artificial looks good enough

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks very much :)

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

I don't need to but I wanted to. Noone needs a custom loop. The 1600 doesn't bottleneck the GTX1080 either at 3440x1440 high/ultra settings, i'm GPU limited for most titles. The PC is already built using the base I started with last year, the 2600 isn't a big enough jump in performance to justify the upgrade

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, it was stressful having it all apart but I got there eventually. And i'm so glad I saw the monitor on Gumtree locally, was going to buy a Korean ultrawide but the Acer was only £100 more second hand

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I just really liked the form factor of the H200 and I couldn't afford two systems!

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Judging from the fact the radiator is 30mm thick i'd say about 25-30mm of space. You could squeeze the full length card in I think but you'd need to have the pump in the basement and a smaller reservoir above the GPU

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure what you mean.. there's about an inch between the end of the GPU block and the tempered glass?

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks very much, I love the case and the form factor and i'm considering going properly small form factor for my next one

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: Watercooled H200 - my first custom loop

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

The cables are easy, I used BitFenix extensions but i'm looking to sleeve my own in the near future straight into the PSU. Appreciate the kind words though, and good luck with yours!

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: First ever build, Ryzen 1600, GTX1060, infinity mirror and tempered glass <3

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah thank you! Don't be a stranger, come say hi if you see me online

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: First ever build, Ryzen 1600, GTX1060, infinity mirror and tempered glass <3

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

If I'm gaming on the PC too it'll tip over 8Gb usage so personally I'd play it safe with 16Gb

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: First ever build, Ryzen 1600, GTX1060, infinity mirror and tempered glass <3

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Which motherboards are there? Genuine question, in terms of B350 mATX there didn't seem to be much available within budget.

The keyboard is just a cheap one from Amazon but thankfully it came with a very close colour match with the backlighting. The mouse is set through Logitech's software, the Kraken through NZXT's CAM and the LED strips are using the Phanteks lighting controller in the case. It's not all sync'd, it's just all the same colour :)

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: First ever build, Ryzen 1600, GTX1060, infinity mirror and tempered glass <3

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Really well to be honest. As I mentioned in another comment, I only have two 1080p60 monitors so I have no issues playing and streaming. It'd probably struggle if I maxed out settings but my OBS uses less than 10% CPU when streaming even with my CSS notifications and fairly complex overlays. As an example, I have a visualizer that's a screen cap of a spare monitor using Rainmeter, then using chroma key to blend it into my broadcast. Probably made a mess of explaining that but the CPU just eats everything I have to throw at it with my scenes.

As for gaming, i've had to knock some settings down to get up to a constant 60fps but it's far from minimum settings

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: First ever build, Ryzen 1600, GTX1060, infinity mirror and tempered glass <3

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! The 1060 has been solid for me so far, i've been playing PUBG mostly and i've had no issues streaming to Twitch while playing. I only have two 1080p60 monitors though so it's not hugely demanding. Looking at upgrading to a 1070 in the next couple of weeks as i'm GPU bound in a couple of games and want to max out fidelity over resolution, I think 1070 followed by a 2K monitor is the way i'll go.

I've been looking at the Strix 1070 but it's too big, because I had to modify things to fit the Kraken i've lost a couple of inches of case space and I don't want to relocate the radiator to the top of the case. The EVGA FTW has some nice aesthetics though and it should fit...

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: First ever build, Ryzen 1600, GTX1060, infinity mirror and tempered glass <3

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Took a bit of trial and error but the colours were part of a branding makeover for my Twitch channel and I thought were a bit different, the build was originally red hence the MSI board but the purpley pink really pops in my opinion

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: First ever build, Ryzen 1600, GTX1060, infinity mirror and tempered glass <3

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I actually finished the build a month ago but lost my camera's memory card, my phone camera wasn't doing the reflections justice

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: First ever build, Ryzen 1600, GTX1060, infinity mirror and tempered glass <3

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It does work but the timings are a bit looser than advertised, i'm running them at 2933MHz CL16 but the performance difference must be minimal. I have the RAM voltage up at 1.4V and it does still occasionally have cold boot issues but it's a hell of a lot better than the original BIOS.

Ideally, with the Agesa 1.0.0.6 BIOS for your board, try the XMP settings and it should stick, fingers crossed. If you get issues set the timings to even numbers as Ryzen doesn't seem to like odd numbered CL

Comment reply on RockNoir's Completed Build: First ever build, Ryzen 1600, GTX1060, infinity mirror and tempered glass <3

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, really happy how it turned out! Lots of lessons learned, build doesn't include the wasted money on the other case, the fans etc. I just wanted it to look pretty :)

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